Sharing a Love of Glass

My name is Gregory Tomb. I am a glass artist and educator looking to take the next step in following a dream I’ve had since I was 6 years old.

I have been invited to teach glass blowing and glass fusing classes & provide demonstrations in Arizona, from January-March 2018!

I need support in order to build the Glass Learning & Demonstration Studio!

At the show, I will share my passion for glass by offering glass making experiences to the general public.

Participants in the glassblowing classes will have an opportunity to make a glass pumpkin, flower, paperweight, bowl or snowman. Those not drawn to the heat may chose to make a fused glass plate, suncatcher or set of coasters. Pictured below is a heart shaped plate before a firing.

Working at BAGI (Bay Area Glass Institute) honed my skills as an educator. I’ve had the honor of guiding hundreds of students through the glass making process.
Bay Area Glass Institute

Have you seen how cool the glass making process is?

Here’s a video of me making a glass

For anyone choosing to contribute to this dream I’ve created a reward structure offering some of my crafts at retail prices.

Here’s a breakdown of what is needed and approximate costs*

Furnace Construction - $4,500
Marver table - $500
Annealing Kiln - $2,250
Glory Hole reheating furnace - $3,000
Pipes, Punty Irons - $5,250
Class hand tools - $2,500
Pipe cooler - $250
Glassblowing Bench - $500
sandblaster- $1500
compressor- $1500

This does not include travel expenses, other operational costs, show participation costs or lodging during the 10 weeks. 
*All values are  estimates

This amazing opportunity has presented itself and I’m reaching out for your help. As the holiday season approaches, please consider helping me reach my goals, even just by sharing with your networks.
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Greg Tomb 
Santa Cruz, CA
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